Random Rantings and Ravings from a Slow-Poke Runner in the Heart of the South. (A Weeekly (sort of) Blog about running and just about anything else)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Running Blahs

Running has given me a lot over the last year and a half. I have lost a significant amount of weight. I have reduced or even eliminated a lot of my health problems. I am more fit since at least my college years and have more energy as well.

But here lately I feel that running is taking from me. I am in the running blahs. My mileage the first three days of the week: a whopping 4 1/2 miles. I just can't get motivated. Although my 3 mile run this morning felt okay, I just didn't seem to have the same "drive". I had to quit early Monday because I just didn't feel up to it.

I know a lot of this has to do with the colder weather. To me, colder than 40 degrees is just too cold to run outside. I know some of you may think I am a sissy for this and I am happy to accept that title if it means not going out there when its freezing cold! Creating even more of a problem, my gym has two of its treadmills down. Its getting a lot harder to jump on one and it also creates more pressure to stick to their 30 minute rule. Yes, the mean stares from the gym floor police is too much for me.

So I just can't seem to get motivated. Next week I will be out of town visiting relatives for the Holidays so my workouts will be seriously cramped. But I am not going to fret too much until the start of the new year. And until then....buffets here I come!!! WOO HOOO!!!!!!


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